Development of Neuroimaging and Modeling Methods
Cutting-edge imaging, neurostimulation, data analysis, and modeling play a crucial role in the success of cognitive and human neuroscience. They offer non-invasive access to brain structure and function and even selective modulation of brain activity. Modeling provides quantitative predictions for experiments and facilitates the interpretation of experimental results within a conceptual framework. This structures research approaches and methods.
Thus, training in the different methods of neuroimaging, neurostimulation, data analysis, and modelling, and their development is one of the pillars of the IMPRS CoNI. The advanced training courses go far beyond traditional programs as the collection of methods taught are only available at a few sites around the world. The IMPRS CoNI covers all major imaging and neurostimulation methods and their appropriate use.
- magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- electroencephalography (EEG)
- magnetoencephalography (MEG)
- positron emission tomography (PET)-MRI
- near-infrared spectros-copy (NIRS)
- transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS),
- direct current stimulation (tDCS).